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Layoff Information for
Affected Employees
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I’ve been laid off. What are my rights?
A. Employees receive notice of an impending layoff. If you are a member of a union, please check your
   collective negotiations agreement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/lr/lragreements.htm. Administrative and
   other nonaligned employees receive five working days’ notice of an impending layoff for each full year
   of service, with a minimum of 20 working days and a maximum of 125 working days. Union employees
   may also be eligible to exercise bump and/or recall rights. Please contact Human Resources Newark at
   973-353-5596 for further information.
Q. Will I get a severance package if I’m laid off?
A. No, the university does not provide severance packages to laid off employees.
Q. Are holidays counted in the layoff notice period?
A. Yes, holidays are counted in the layoff notice period.

Q. Will I be paid for my unused vacation time?
A. You may be required to take unused and accrued vacation prior to your layoff date. Unused and
   accrued vacation days are paid out in your final paycheck.

Q. Will I be paid for my unused Administrative Leave (AL) and Personal Holiday (PH) time?
A. No, you will not be compensated for any unused AL or PH time. These days may be used prior to the
   layoff date.
Q. Will I be paid for my unused sick time?
A. No, you will not be compensated for any unused sick time.
Q. What happens to my tuition remission? What happens to tuition remission for my child?
A. In order to be eligible for the tuition remission benefit, you must be a type 1 full-time employee in
   active status as of the first day of class. If the effective date of your layoff is after the first day of class,
   you will be eligible for tuition remission for you and/or your child for that semester only.
Q. How do I get recall status?
A. Contact Human Resources Newark at 973-353-5596 to determine if you are eligible to be placed on
   recall.
Q. Will the university help me find a job?
A. The university will be offering workshops on interviewing, resume writing, career planning, and job
   search strategies. Call Human Resources Newark at 973-353-5596 for additional information.

Unemployment Benefits Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who should file an unemployment claim?
A. Laid off salaried faculty/staff (type 1), hourly casual (type 4), part-time lecturers (type 7), and
   coadjutant (type 8) employees who become unemployed.
Q. I’m going to be laid off next week. Can I file an unemployment claim now?
A. No, claims filed before separation from employment are not valid; you must wait until you are
   unemployed.
Q. How do I file a claim?
A. Contact a Telephone Reemployment Call Center:
   Northern NJ: 201/601-4100; Central NJ: 732/761-2020; Southern NJ: 856/507-2340
   or file online at http://www.njuifile.net.




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Q. What is the maximum benefit?
A. 60 percent of “average weekly earnings” up to $560 per week for 2008.

Q. How long does it take to get my first check?
A. Generally, if you are entitled to a benefit check, it will be mailed out the next business day after
   you file your benefits claim through the telephone call center or the Internet.
For additional information, visit http://www.state.nj.us/labor/mainpages/reemployment.html.


Continuation of Health Insurance through COBRA
 If your layoff effective date (as indicated by your department on the “PDR form”) is the 1st through
    the 5th day of the month, active coverage continues through the end of that month. If your layoff
    effective date is on or after the 6th day of the month, active coverage continues through the end of the
    following month. Example: If your layoff effective date is May 1, your coverage end date is May 31,
    but if your layoff effective date is May 8, your coverage end date is June 30.
 Employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the State Health Benefits Program at the time of your
    layoff may continue coverage through COBRA for up to 18 months.
 COBRA rates are full group rates plus a 2 percent administration fee.
    See http://uhr.rutgers.edu/documents/COBRA_Rates_2009.pdf.
 Human Resources Newark will mail the COBRA application and instructions to your home address. If
    you do not receive a COBRA packet, please call 973-353-5942.
For additional information, visit http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions/fact30.htm.

Helpful Web Links
Layoff Information for Affected Employees
http://uhr.rutgers.edu/lr/LayoffInformationforEmployees.htm

Termination of Employment
http://uhr.rutgers.edu/ben/LifeEventsEmpTermination.htm

COBRA Frequently Asked Questions
http://uhr.rutgers.edu/faqs/FAQCobra.htm

New Jersey Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
http://uhr.rutgers.edu/stf/NJHERC.htm

Parking and Transportation Services (see “Downloadable Forms” for parking reimbursement instructions)
http://parktran.rutgers.edu/

Job Search Resources
http://uhr.rutgers.edu/stf/JobSearchWebResources.htm




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              Human Resources Newark Phone Contacts
              HR Newark Main Number: 973-353-5500
                      Benefits
                      HR Newark Benefits                              ext. 5234/5942

                       Labor Relations
                       UHR Labor Relations                            732-932-4040

                       Counseling Services
                       Faculty and Staff Assistance Program           732-932-4010

                       Job Search Assistance
                       HR Newark Staffing                             ext. 5502

                       Unemployment Issues
                       HR Newark                                      ext. 5234 or 5596

                       Professional Development and Training
                       HR Newark Professional Development             ext. 5502



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